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Typhaine le Monnier is our new Artist in Residence

A warm welcome to Typhaine le Monnier (MFA) as the new AiR of the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery and the Jakob Bengel Foundation.

Born in France, she studied and taught at ArCo in Lisbon, Portugal from 2007 to 2012. In 2015, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Gemstone and Jewellery at Trier University of Applied Sciences in Idar-Oberstein, today she lives and works in Portugal. 

In her thesis "Venus Studies" from 2015, she was inspired by the famous Venus and her emphasized femininity. True to this principle of accentuation and fragmentation, she created marble fragments that are recognizable as stylized breasts and transformed them into necklaces. 

In her more recent works, she is particularly interested in the circle and the additional elements it takes to make it fit the body precisely. The result is a composition of objects with different shapes and materials, such as stone, brass, or wood, which are not only meant to adorn the wearer's neck, but also to refine it.

Welcome Typhaine le Monnier!

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Area of a Circle: prototype | Necklace | Steel, rose quartz, tape, paint | 2019 | Photo by the Artist
Area of a Circle: Stones 2 / Stones 3 | Necklaces | Steel, opal, paint | 2019 | Photo by Teresa Santos
Area of a Circle: Wood 1 | Necklace | Steel, mahogany wood, paint | 2019 | Photo by Teresa Santos
02 VENUS STUDIES (MFA 2015) | Necklace | Marble, elastic band | 2015 | Photo by Stephanie Morawetz
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